Μίθρας

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From Old Iranian *Miθra. Compare Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬀 (miθra)/𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬋 (miθrō) (Miθra/Miθrō) and Late Old Persian 𐎷𐎰𐎼 (Miθra/Mitra).

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Μίθρας (Míthras) (genitive Μίθρου) m, first declension

  1. Greek form of Iranian Mithra (e.g. Herodotus Histories I,131; Plutarch, Isis and Osiris 46.7)
  2. Greek name of the figures of various syncretic Helleno-Zoroastrian cults of Asia Minor (100 BC-200 AD)
  3. Greek form of Latin Mithras, cult figure of the Roman mystery religion that flourished between 100 and 400 AD.

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